Problems with Google indexing, sitemap and URLs

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Tourist
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I tried to do SEO and found some issues withe my website at Gooogle Webmaster Tools. I believe my sitemap is not updated as Google indexes old non-existing pages and doesn't index plenty of current ones. I tried to resubmit my sitemap at Webmaster Tools but it didn't help

I also have done fetch as Google and it re-crowled my website, but it didn't help. Still it doesn't see my products. There are plenty of products that cant be found by URL.

http://le-lapin-blanc.com/collections/boho-dresses/products/vintage-uzbek-ikat-festival-dress

http://le-lapin-blanc.com/collections/boho-dresses/products/handmade-embroidered-silk-uzbek-robe-cha...

http://le-lapin-blanc.com/collections/boho-dresses/products/handmade-silk-uzbek-caftan-with-cotton-l...

http://le-lapin-blanc.com/collections/boho-dresses/products/vintage-handmade-uzbek-silk-multicoloure...

At least those existing 4 products randomly checked by me are not indexed by Goolge with error This URL could not be found in Google's index. I guess there are plenty more. 

Basically for example from the page Dresses and caftans  http://le-lapin-blanc.com/collections/boho-dresses

only 2 pages below are indexed. All other pages (products) have the error.

http://le-lapin-blanc.com/collections/boho-dresses/products/vintage-silk-festival-dress

http://le-lapin-blanc.com/collections/boho-dresses/products/peacock-silk-burnout-blue-velvet-fringe-...


I've checked everything, There is definitely a problem with my sitemap. As Google still index pages of products which were sold out a while ago and were deleted from product page (by me) long time ago. I guess they still appear at HTML files as google still can see them.For instance, http://le-lapin-blanc.com/products/boho-chic2 or http://le-lapin-blanc.com/products/turquoise-anklet-to-toe-ring and many more. Also, there are some weird pages like http://le-lapin-blanc.com/collections/frontpage/tutu indexed?! What are they doing there???? Or page http://le-lapin-blanc.com/collections/all?page=2 

The sitemap is very disorganised if sold out products show up and some of current products don't. 
So to sum up:
- there are problems with the sitemap as I guess its not updated and still shows old products and doesn't show new ones. I did resubmit it to Google, it didn't help!
- some pages are not indexed by Google (google say that the page doesn't exist)

What I would like:
- all my current product pages appear in Google search and being indexed
- all old non existing product pages not to be in a sitemap and therefore not indexed by Google
- have a clear sitemap
- don't have pages like  http://le-lapin-blanc.com/collections/frontpage/tutu. and other ones with "tags" indexed by Google
And the main goal is not to deal with those issues again and concentrate on business

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Your sitemap will be up to date. Be aware that submitting an updated sitmap does not mean that what google shows is immediately changed. Google will decide when - or if - the index will be updated. Google does not have to index all your pages either. It will choose what ones it will include.

I searched for a single product and it showed in the index just fine:
"uzbek bohemian veil with embroidery"

 

What pages is Google saying that they don't exist?

If you're deleting products from the store you should really think about adding a redirect on that url.

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I checked the first one and it appears just fine. Probably not as high as you'd like but it's in the index..

Sidenote: Even though you've noted  a /collection url above the canonical url is pointing to the /product url. This is what appears in the index and is what what you want to happen. You don't want to include the /collection url along with the /product url since it will create a duplicate content issue. 

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Tourist
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Thank you, but we are talking about my sitemap submitted to Google now and a Google point of view from Webmaster Tool. The issue is that when I put each of four above URLs to Data Highlighter tool, Google gives me an error of non existing URLs. And at the same time it gives me pags of my sold out products which were deleted a while ago. 

So we are not talking about organic search, but Google Webmaster tool view based on sitemap submitted!

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It probably won't work because the page is considered duplicate content. Run it on the main /product url instead. That always used to be an issue for the data highlighter so I'm assuming that's still the case. Not really my area of specialisation so I can't give you much more info than that. 

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Tourist
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I've tried. But the problem that sitemap doesn't read them as /product. It sees/gives only 9 products out of more than a hundend with URL /products, and some of them are non-existing ones. Sitemap is the issue!

thank you anyway

 

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It's not the issue, but I'm ready to be wrong and will leave it with you from this point. 

You've got way more than 9 products in your sitemap. I count 92. All the links I tried in the sitemap resolved to valid and working urls.
You can easily check that yourself, but here's a link to the current one:

http://le-lapin-blanc.com/sitemap_products_1.xml?from=370972768&to=438295880

 

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Tourist
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great. Unfortunately for me, you see more than Google. As Google see only these products under /product. And again as I already said I'm taking about Google Webmaster Tools. Here is the screenshot of what Google sees as /products. 9 pages, one is not exisiting one. 

Maybe someone can help me :(

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Tourist
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here is another screenshot

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